Blanche isn't the only one who is lazy on the porch. It is my favorite room of the house, and I think all of the dogs have agreed at some point. I have always preferred to be outside and with a festive floor like that, who wouldn't want to be.
It's not that I sit there and stare at the neighbors..maybe a little..but I just look out at all of the stuff I have to do in the yard, and then ignore it and read. Oscar was particularly found of joining me. At least he wasn't a barker like the spaniels, just a people watcher. Hanging on the porch will never the same without Oscar but at least I do have some other little creatures to keep me company.